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>>al penn state takes a symbolic step in pulling down the paterno statue but how hard will the ncaa come down to make an example out of penn state? that major announcement coming in just minutes. we'll be there live. president obama comforts survivors and victims' families in aurora, colorado telling the country to focus on them and not the shooter. who himself heads to court for the first time later this morning. >>> and mitt romney gets ready to fly across the pond for a trip to israel, poland and the london olympics. is there any political risk to a week long trip abroad at this stage of a tough campaign? good morning from washington. it's monday. july 23rd, 2012. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. our first read coming up. first breaking news any minute now, penn state university will learn its fate as the ncaa prepares to hand down punishment to the football program the entire athletic department for the child sex abuse scandal. it comes just 11 days after a scathing report accused university officials of covering up allegations again then assistant coach jerry sandus
for four years. there will not be an appeal. with a long list of penalties, the ncaa crippled the penn state football for years. >> no price the ncaa can levy can repair the grievous damage inflicted by sandusky on his victims. however, we can make clear that the culture, actions and inactions that allowed them to be victimized will not be tolerated in collegiate athletics. >> reporter: shocked students watched. a $60million fine equals to one-year gross revenue of the program. that monly will go to child abuse or assist the victims. a ban on post season bowl games and all wins vacated, a loss of 20 scholarships per year over four years and five years on probation. >> i don't think it's necessary. i don't think they have the authority to do something like this. >> reporter: it could have been worse. the ncaa could have suspended the program. it's only been used before at smu in the late 80s. >> suspension of the program would bring significant unintended harm to many who had nothing to did with this case. >> yesterday penn state removed the statue of joe paterno. >> and joe paterno's f
was about to fall on the ncaa mark emmet, the president of the ncaa who had the news conference after our show ended yesterday morning, we expected. there were rumors that penn state might get the death penalty, meaning, of course all football would be banned from the campus for a few years at any rate. as it ended up. they didn't get the death penalty. i think they got worst because they are dead but they are still alive. yeah, but they are dead. you know what i mean? it's sort of like the in-between land where they can play football, but they can't really reap all of the rewards of it. so mark emmet yesterday, let's start with what he said was just a zero tolerance for the kind of permissive -- for the kind of criminal behavior and willingness to kind of cover it up and go along with it that penn state exhibited. >> you can make clear that the culture, actions and inactions that allowed them to be victimized will not be tolerated in collegiate athlet i could. >> we will not tolerate this. and he said, here is how well express our lack of tolerance for th kin
ong this and done some reporting. what is your understanding of where the ncaa comes down? i understand you're reporting that penn state does not plan to appeal whatever the ncaa announces. does that mean they've already been informed? >> i think they've been informed they're going to have a severe punishment. people close to the ncaa said only about five people in mark emmert's inner circle really knew exactly what was going to come down this morning. i think that's worth keeping in mind. just for people who are going to hear terms about devastating and crippling, two years ago, usc got hit with you know, devastating sanctions. two-year postseason bowl ban, going to lose. >> the number one ranked team you're talking about? >> yeah. what's worth noting there is us c-appealed the sanctions and what that was able to do was, it let the new coach lane kiffin basically brace for the scholarship hits and back load his roster. if penn state doesn't appeal, that means the sanctions kick in right away. and then all of a sudden, you're in this kind of scramble mode. if there's multiple
. the... nc---aa ... hands down,... harsh... penalties... following... the... jerry sandusky... child... sex abuse... scandal..../sandusky,... convicted... last month ... on... 45 charges ... of... abusing... 10 children... over... 15 years. years.the university is now being held accountable for covering up the abuse by its former assistant coach.fox news senior correspondent rick leventhal is in new york with the details. details. the n-c-a-a slapping an unprecedented series of penalties on the nittany lions football program.emmert: "the ncaa is imposing a fine of $60 million on the university with the funds to be used to establish and endowment to support programs around the nation that serve the victims of child sexual abuse and seek to prevent such abuse from happening." that $60-million fine, equals the average annual revenue of penn state's football team. other sanctions include a four year ban from postseason bowl games there's a loss of ten scholarships a year and five years probation. and the school is vacating every win from 1998 thru 2011... knock
, and protecting young people. >> penn state is punished. the n.c.a.a. sanctions the college football powerhouse for covering up years of child abuse. we will speak to sportswriter dave zirin about the punishment and what it means for college sports. then to anaheim, california or police are facing allegations of murder and brutality after fatally shooting two latino men in separate incidents over the weekend. police used dogs, rubber bullets and tear gas on residents protesting one of the killings. in new york, an update on the police killing of kenneth chamberlain sr. inside his own home rid of the white plains police officer accused of calling chamberlain the n word shortly before he was shot dead has been suspended without pay. >> it is clear the white plains police department and the city as a whole turns a blind eye to these things. if these officers engaged in the same kind of without being able to hide behind a badge and shield, they would be charged with a felony, serious felonies. they would very well be in jail. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow
. a live -- the n.c.a.a. dealt a serious blow to penn state. >> football will never be again be placed ahead of educating and protecting young people. >> the n.c.a.a. levels massive sanctions on the football program including $60 million fine, a four year postseason ban, and a five-year probation. all 112 winds have also been erased from the record books. 1998 was the coach joe paterno became aware of an accusation that jerry sandusky had been seen in sexual activities with a young boy. there is a heavy penn state alumni presence in the baltimore area. reaction is split as to the fairness the university -- as to the price the university will pay. >> that is the debate swirling around the n.c.a.a. decision. will the n.c.a.a. sanctions magnified the damage done to penn state's reputation or help discordia itself? >> the name is ruined. >> he says he is considering transferring because he thinks the action will overshadow the penn state degree. >> the name israel and. -- the name is ruined. they will think of what it has become. >> steadfast alumni bad to differ. he is the president of th
are a waiting to get word from the ncaa about punishments being leveed about penn state. >> on the innocent children and the powerful people who let them down. there has been much speculation on whether or not the ncaa has the authority to impose any type of penalty related to penn state. not only does the ncaa have the authority to act in this case, we also have the responsibility to say that such egregious behavior is not only against our bylaws and constitution but against our value system and basic human decency. the executive committee that acts on behalf of the entire association an implements policies to resolve core issues along with the division one board, a body of presidents representing all of division one directed president emmert if appropriate make recommendations regarding punitive and corrective measures. as a result of the information produced from the sandusky criminal investigation, and the freeh report, which penn state commissioned and also agreed to its findings, it became obvious that the leadership failures at penn state over an extended period of time directly viol
and protecting young people. >> suarez: with that, n.c.a.a. president mark emert announced sweeping sanctions that all but leveled penn state's football program for failing to stop a pedophile ex-coach. among the measures a $60 million fine, equivalent to one year's revenue from the football program and a four-year ban on bowl games plus five years' probation. in addition, the school will for fit $13 million in bowl revenues earned by other members of the big ten conference. penn state will also be cut from 85 scholarship players to 65 for four years. and the sanctions will cancel 112 wins, going back to 1998. that's alleged when a cover-up of the scandal began. n.c.a.a. president spoke today in indianapolis. no price the n.c.a.a. can levy will repair the grievous damage inflicted by jerry sandusky on his victims. however, we can make clear that the culture, actions and inactions that allowed them to be victimized will not be tolerated in collegiate athletics. >> suarez: last month the 68-year-old sandusky was convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys over 15 years. sometimes on university ground
penalties. the ncaa hitting penn state right now with a huge fine. we will soon learn of the pe penalties that await the university. >>> shooter james holmes a in court in just a few hours, using a secret underground tunnel to go before the judge. this morning we're learning more about holmes' past and what police found in his apartment. >>> jackson mystery. michael's mother katherine reported missing this weekend tells police in arizona that she is fine. the grandkids that have lived with her wondering where she is. a missing persons report was even filed. inside this really strange and bizarre story, straight ahead. >>> and power right in your wallet. a new iphone charger the size of a credit card saves you when you run out of juice. we'll show it to you in 20 minutes. "newsroom" begins right now. good morning, i'm zoraid zoraida sambolin sitting in for carolyn costello. penn state faces the stunning blow from jerry sandusky. they face the penalties of the school's cover-ups in the scandal. the penalties are described as unprecedented. steve is in pennsylvania where they're holding the
. >> okay, thank you very much, poppy. we're going to check in with the ncaa now. they're making the decision on penn state. let's listen in. >> and the powerful people who let them down. there has also been much speculation on whether or not the ncaa has the authority to impose any type of penalty related to penn state. not only does the ncaa have the authority to act in this case, we also have the responsibility to say that such egregious behavior is not only against our bylaws and constitution, but also against our value system and basic human decency. the executive committee which acts on behalf of the entire association and implements policies to resolve core issues, along with the division i board, a body of presidents representing all of division i directed president emert to examine the circumstances surrounding the penn state tragedy, and if appropriate, make recommendations regarding punitive and corrective measures. as a result of the information produced from the sandusky criminal investigation and the free report which penn state commissioned and also agreed to its f
the water. 3 the ncaa is about to take unprecedented action against the penn state football program. aaday after the school decided to take down the famous statue of joe paterno.... many fans fear the ncaa is going to take down the entire program. program. joel d. smith is live in fell's point with reaction to the statue coming down, and a look at how tough the sanctions may be. good morning joel d.... (ad lib) patrice, penn state has the largest alumni association in the country... about half a million. the future of the football program, and its ability to compete for years to come, is very much in jeapardy. jeapardy. with the proximity to pennsylvania, no doubt many of fans are right here in maryland. we went out to talk with some of them yesterday... at a few penn state friendly bars in federal hill. they had just learned about the 7 foot, 900 pound statue of joe paterno being forklifted away from the outside of beaver stadium, a place it had been for a decade. the university announced it was taking the monument down.... after a report into
by the value of hero worship and winning at all costs. >> that, the message from the ncaa today as it handed down unprecedented sanctions against penn state. there the punishment for penn state's failing to act in the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. under the ncaa ruling penn state has to pay a $60 million fine, must vacate all football wins since 1998, 112 games, and the team is banned from playing in bowl games the next four years and will lose 10 of its 25 scholarships per year. >> there's no price the ncaa can levy to repair the grievous damage inflicted by jerry sandusky on his victims. however, we can make clear that the culture, actions and inactions that allowed them to be victimized will not be tolerated in collegiate athletics. >> the ncaa is allowing any current or incoming player to transfer to other schools without penalty meaning the players will not have to sit out a year as they might usually. that announcement created a i have emotional morning for -- a very emotional morning for students at penn state, faculty and fans at state college today. >> reporter: i'm scott broom
program has been sacked. the university agreed to a crushing list of penalties imposed by the ncaa for failing to act in the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. the "sports illustrated" cover sums it up. we were penn state. once a football powerhouse, the school will be crippled on the gridiron for years to come. >> reporter: the late joe paterno is no longer the winningest coach in football history. one day after his campus statue came down, the ncaa took away all of his victories from 1998 to 2011. it's part of the sanctions imposed in the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. >> the 1998 date was selected because that's when the first reported incidents of abuse occurred and that's when the failure to respond appropriately began. >> reporter: the ncaa also fined penn state $60 million, banned the football team from postseason play for four years. and reduced scholarships. current and incoming players are free to transfer and compete at other schools. university officials accepted the penalty saying they will require penn state to move forward. many students believe the ncaa went too f
. in the penn state case, the results were perverse and unconsciousable. >> the ncaa did not give penn state the death penalty, but when they spoke this morning, they came close with a devastating punishment. a $60 million fine which is about a year's revenue from the football team. they can play no bowl games for four years. they lose ten scholarships each year for the next four years. every game the nittany lions have won since 1998 vacated which drops joe paterno from number one to number five in the all time winning list. and all the current players have the option of leaving and playing elsewhere immediately. this will leave the program in shambles for many years. the penalties come one day after joe paterno's statue was taken down. was it wagging the dog here to a horrific extent to where when joe paterno heard there's a monster on campus near me, working with me, he was able to tell the athletic director and president don't worry, we'll handle this. it is by law that they must report crimes committed on campus, but they didn't because joe paterno said, no, don't do that. if you're the
the university. today the ncaa handed down unprecedented sanctions against the school's legendary football program and they come just one day after the school took down the statue of the former head coach joe paterno that used to hang out in front of the university's football stadium but no more. dave owens is here with the details. these sanctions come with some controversy as well. >> when the ncaa gets involved, often there is controversy and certainly that is the case today. the history of the ncaa and its willingness to sanction or not sanction and the inconsistency with which they've handed down punishment in the past sort of figured today's ruling would come with said controversy. it did. shortly after 9:00 this morning ncaa president mark emmert handed down a punishment on the school based upon the freeh report which said the most powerful men at the school covered up criminal activity by jerry sandusky. in the past the ncaa has taken years to determine punishment, innocent this case. they were swift in their actions. here the penalties, a $60 million fine which reef reflects the a
want to go to the ncaa statement on penn state. let's listen in. >> and the powerful people who let them down. there's also been much speculation on whether or not the ncaa has the authority to impose any type of penalty related to penn state. not only does the ncaa have the authority to act in this case, we also have the responsibility to say that such egregious behavior is not only against our bylaws and constitution, but also against our values system and basic human decency. the executive committee which acts on behalf of the entire association, and implements policies to resolve core issues, alongwith the division i board, a body of presidents representing all of division i directed president emert to investigate the circumstances surrounding the penn state tragedy and if appropriate make recommendations regarding punitive and corrective measures. as a result of the information produced from the sandusky criminal investigation and the freeh report which penn state commissioned and also agreed to its findings, it became obvious that the leadership failures at penn state over an
. are the penalties fair or did the ncaa fumble the penn state case? welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot. more signs of trouble with news that the u.s. economy grew at an annual rate of just 1.5% in the second quarter. passing americans cut back sharply on spending. the slowdown adds to worries that the economy could be sal stalling three years after the recession ended. joining the panel, "wall street journal" columnist and deputy editor dan henneger and dan mcgern and mary. what does the news tell you about where we are reit now in terms of the economy? >> i think the most disturbing thing is the trend. the fourth quarter number was better than 4%. the first quarter has been revised upward to 2% and now we are at 1.5%. and i think the risk there is that, you know, consumers as you pointed out consumer spending took a hit. and the economic agents both the employers and consumers are really losing confidence and that is what is bringing us into this stall. by the way, paul, i think that the administration is going want to blame europe and it is interesting to note that exports were
this happen at a great university like penn state? we're trying to ascertain what role the ncaa has to play. it is pretty hard to read that report and not conclude that there were systemic failures across the institution, including within the athletic department, that strikes at the heart of what education is all about. and what athletics is supposed to be about. it is deeply troubling. it is hard to stay un emotional about this case. tavis: is that to say that the school lacked institutional control over the program? if the ncaa gets involved --is that your way of saying that? >> what we did back in november when the accusations first came out and we reviewed the grand jury testimony, i wrote to the president of penn state and said look, here are a handful of questions that you need to answer. at the end of which we will make a determination as to whether we will form and the guests -- an investigation. penn state asked to wait to respond. we are in active discussions with penn state right now. i need to get a response back from them right away and then we will make that determination. we
this morning. the ncaa handed downing its sanctions against the school. it's paying a heavy price. >> reporter: the ncaa slammed penn state with massive penalties for not doing more to stop jerry sandusky's sexual abuse of children. >> we've kept foremost in our thoughts the tragic damage that has been done to the victims and their families. >> reporter: the sanctions include a $60 million fine. the school will be banned from post-season games for four years. scholarships will be reduced. and all wins from 1998 to 2011 will be taken away which means joe paterno is no longer major college football's winningest coach. >> our goal is not to be just punitive but to make sure the university establishes an athletic culture and daily mind set in which football will never again be placed ahead of educating, nurturing, and protecting young people. >> reporter: the sanctions follow an independent report that found top university officials, including paterno, covered up sandusky's criminal acts. the ncaa spared penn state the so-called death penalty which would have canceled all games for a year or more.
state after the n.c.a.a. imposed fines and penalties that could cripple the school's storied football program. >> woodruff: i traveled to florida to see firsthand the challenges ahead for the obama campaign in that battleground state, ranging from the housing crisis to the health care reform law. >> now that people are really saying and saying to the president, what more can you do what more do you have to offer now? we're still with you, but you've got to continue to do more. >> ifill: we have two reports from syria on the rebel offensive in the city of aleppo, and the aftermath of the bombardment by government forces in the capital, damascus. >> woodruff: and on the bloodiest day in iraq in two years, margaret warner talks to jane arraf in baghdad about coordinated insurgent attacks that killed more than 100 people. hoe. >> the targets are pretty much the same as they have been. they're military police, shias, ordinary people. but essentially al qaeda says it is coming back. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provid
by the n.c.a.a. today for its inaction when officials were alerted to a child sex abuse charges. first, the suspect in the colorado theater shooting makes his appearance in court. good afternoon, everyone. the suspect in the colorado theater shooting makes his initial court appearance today. the 24-year-old is suspected of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others in one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. >> making his first court appearance with dyed hair following friday's mass shooting, suspect james holmes appeared before a judge for what is being called an initial advisement. a decision on further charges and the ruling is expected later. it is the first real look the public has had at the suspect, who has been held in solitary confinement since been taken into custody within minutes of the shooting. until now, we have only seen his picture. as the community of aurora, colorado continues to cope with what happened, the mayor says that they will survive. evidence from the gun man department. >> think of possible defenses for this guy. one thing that will be clear for anyon
at [unintelligible] -- at wjla.com. >> more fallout from the penn state scandal. the n.c.a.a. later this morning will announce disciplinary action against the school. this after yesterday's removal of the joe paterno statute on the campus. it is after the release of a report that said joe paterno and three other top officials here of the sex abuse claims against jerry sandusky. -- hid the sex abuse claims. we will hear more later in this hour. >> mayor vincent gray's campaign apparently kept an unauthorized data base for the get-out-the- vote effort. it had names and more for d.c. residents. vincent gray said that he did not know the. campaign had the the -- said that he did not know the campaign had the list. >> president obama will speak at the national convention of the veterans of foreign wars in reno, nevada. then he goes to oakland for three campaign events. mitt romney will continue to campaign in california today. >> fewer teenagers are on the road lately. >> and more americans are struggling to make ends meet. now linda bell. >> i wish i kickstart with upbeat news, but stock-index futu
, the n.c.a.a. toward on the football program. many of those coming to the place where until yesterday joe paterno's statue lorded over the football stadium and the entire campus remained defiant in their defense of the man. >> they can take down his statue and they can take away his record but a no one can ever take away those memories he created for students as well as the student athletes. >> but it may be years before such glory days return. the n.c.a.a. has hit a lion's heart -- a $60 million fine, a four-year ban from ballgames and every win since 1998 wiped off the record books. and they lose 20 football scholarships a year for four years. >> we can impose sanctions that affect they -- that reflect the magnitude of these terrible acts and insure that penn state will rebuild and athletic culture that went horribly awry. >> their reaction comes responds to report that joe paterno and others led a decade and a half long cover-up of jerry sandusky's serial abuse of children. most of those we spoke to on campus say they understand that but they don't like the penalties. >> th
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the criminal conviction on charges of child rape of its former defensive coach jerry sandusky. the ncaa announced sweeming sanctions including a report $60 million fine, about the same amount the school makes on the football program each year. that money will go to programs that prevent child sex abuse. also, a four-year ban on bowl games, no postseason, no shot at a national championship. that runs off all the blue chip recruits and the loss of 40 scholarships over four years. current players are free to transfer and play elsewhere immediately. they don't have to sit out as they normally would for a year. the ncaa also wiped from the record books all 111 of penn state's football wins from 1998 to 2011. that drops coach joe paterno from first to seventh on the all time wins list. mark emerick yesterday said that he chose not to levy the so-called death penalty because it would have harmed individuals who had no role in the sandusky scandal. he also said there are larger lessons to be learned from the scandal about college sports. >> one of the grave dangers stemming from our love of spo
area. these travels with details on his stops, coming up. >> the n.c.a.a. is expected to impose hefty fines on penn state. >> take a look at the weather. >> yes it today and this week will be more mild. with cloud coverage. we can see this live look at san jose behind us. sunny skies and slightly cooler temperatures but a bit warmer on the inland valleys with '70s, '80s even low 90s in some areas. the fog will return, overnight. cool down coming up your kron 4 7 day around the bay. >> a quick commute check showing light traffic. however, when no. 4 at the 580. the nimitz is light. the south-but also looking decent with commute decent. >>this just in to the kron 4 news room san jose police are looking for a man that just shot two people. they are blocking several streets. this is a residential neighborhood. and will tran is live. >>reporter: right now, they are going door to door looking for the gunman. there are probably at least 30 police cars at this location. they are walking down the street and demanding that people open up their doors. at the very least speak to them. i can tell
to the jerry sandusky cover-up. >> the school did escape that so-called death penalty from the ncaa but it will suffer a heavy blow that will cripple the program from years to come. abc's karen transferrers has the latest. >> reporter: with a long list of penalties, the ncaa has crippled program for years. >> no price the ncaa will ahelp the aggrievous damage inflicted by jerry sandusky. however we can make clear that the actions and inactions that allowed them to be victimized will not be tolerated on the penn state campus. >> reporter: on the penn state campus shocked students as it was announced. a $60 million fine. that money will go to programs to prevent child abuse or assist victims. a four-year ban on proseason bowl games. all wins from 1998 to 2011, vacated. and the loss of 20 scholarships per year for four years, plus five years probation. >> i don't think they have the authority to do something like this. >> reporter: it could have been worse. the ncaa didn't apose the football program. yesterday, penn state officials removed the iconic statistic tie of joe paterno from t
doctor. >>> no price the ncaa can levy will repair the grievous damage inflicted by square arery sandusky on his -- by jerry sandusky on his victims, however, we can make clear that the culture, actions and inactions that allowed them to be victimized will not be tolerated in collegiate athletics. >> that was the president of the national collegiate athletic association announcing sanctions on the penn state football program in the wake of the jerry sandusky scandal. they were hit with a four year post season ban and $60 million fine. effectively stripping the late joe paterno as his title as the all-time winningest coach in college football. you disagreed with week with the ncaa action. why? >> i don't have a problem with punishment of penn state but looking to the ncaa is like looking to the united nations security council to solve any problems. it is the sports culture that they complain about. they have this fine. we don't know where the $60 million is going. i don't think there is any allegation that any buy laws were in fact violated and i think the creepiest thing here is vacating
's ncaa sanctions against the penn state to defame the hall of fame coach's legacy and are a panicked response to the sex abuse scandal. this morning the athletic governing body hit the university with a $60 million fine, banned the football team from proceeds in play for the next four years and capped scholarships at 20% below the normal limit. it stripped the school of all 112 of its wins between 1998 and 2011. >> there is incredible interest in what will happen to penn state football. the fundamental story of this horrific chapter should focus on the innocent children and the powerful people who let them down. >> students currently on penn state's football team will be given the option to transfer without having to sit out for a year. >>> we found a mix of reaction to today's sanctions on campus in state! today. -- in state college today. >> reporter: i'm scott broom in state college where today's ncaa were a new opportunity for outpourings of emotion and self- reflection. >> it hurts because it feels like one of my family members was being slandered and disgraced. >> was she cryi
games, all wins from 1998 to 2011, and a loss of 20 scholarships and five years on probaismghts the ncaa said the sanctions are designed to change penn state's culture. >> the punitive measures, executive committee in the division one board of directors have authorized -- should serve as a stark wakeup call to everyone involved in college sports that our first responsibility, as outline in hour constitution is to adhere to the fundamental values of respect, fair next civil ti, on -- civility, honesty and responsibility pooh current and income football players are free to transfer and compete in another school. penn state agreed not to appeal. the statue of joe paterno was removed over the president. penn state's president said he removed this because it had become a source of division. >> joe paterno's family release lad statement that flayed part the sanctions defaiment legacy and contributions of a great coach and educator without any input from our family or those who knew him best. they went on to say the sanctions are not a fair and thoughtful action but a panicked response to the p
this whole scandal continues tomorrow as the ncaa reveals its punishments. it was the dismantling of an icon. the statute of joe paterno was covered with a tarp as workers used jam hackers to remove it and put it in storage. >> this is a travesty. >> it's saddened. >> i respect what they did. i understand why there was a lot behind that statute. >> reporter: the president of the baltimore chapter of the penn state allumni said he would not have any comment until monday, after the ncaa announces the sanctions. those ncaa sanctions will be unprecedented. >> what's off the table i'm told now is the so called death penalty. so penn state will not have its football program suspended for a year. but when the sanctions are alled said and done, penn state is going to wish they had the death penalty -- are alleged said and done. >> reporter: some hoped the gesture would have the ncaa the go easy. penn state's president also said that the statute needed to go because it was a source of division and an obstacle to healing. adam. >> derek valcourt, live tonight. jerry sandusky is still awaiting sentenci
. the person who did the raping has been convicted but the ncaa can step in and say, we are going to think about imposing the death penalty, that is overreaching. it is insane. it is everything and nothing that our system of justice stands for. they have in business in this mess. it has nothing to do with the integrity of the athletic program. as herrible as it is to say that, zero, when it has been imposed, smu being the biggest example, recruiting violations, cash, no players, the integrity of the game. >>shepard: the ruling during the smu investigation more than 25 years ago was, that administrator and coaches knew of payments to players, covered it up, and allowed to happen and they got the death penalty. the accusation is the administration, head coaches, knew of assaults of little boys on the penn state campus by a one time high ranking employee and they did nothing. >> this is everything to do with the integrity of the game. everything. they did this in the name of the game to keep their coffers full and make sure they got the top players in there and look at the gravity. this is di
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